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Issue: 2601

Dated: 24 Apr 2018


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Make life hostile for the Tories after the Windrush injustices

A wave of anger at the Tories’ racist treatment of the Windrush Generation of migrants has forced Theresa May and Amber Rudd onto the back foot.


International Comment Features Reviews What We Think Other

News

Police officers cleared of misconduct over Adrian McDonald's death in custody

Two cops who previously had misconduct rulings against them in relation to the death of Adrian McDonald have had appeals against the ruling upheld.

School strikes are part of a big fight over the future of education

Workers at Connaught School for Girls in Waltham Forest ended a three-day strike on Thursday in a battle over pay. NEU union members are demanding the higher inner London pay rate at the outer London school.

Windrush scandal flows from Tory racism, not just incompetence

Theresa May's policy of a 'hostile environment' for migrants was part of a systematic racist drive.

Hundreds gather in solidarity with the Windrush Generation

 Around 800 people joined an angry rally in Windrush Square in Brixton, south London,  on Friday night. 

New book shows how police failings helped cover up Rotherham abuse

Sammy Woodhouse was key to exposing a child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham – and the failures of the police and other authorities to act on abuse.

The spy at the heart of the Lawrence campaign

Days before the 25th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder, we learned a little more about how the state used spies to undermine the Lawrence family.

CWU conference shows anti-racist fight is about more than Windrush scandal

 Delegates at the CWU union conference have slammed the Tories for their racist treatment of Windrush Generation migrants.

Racist violence grew from Vietnam war, says new book

From US racist shooter Dylan Roof to Norwegian Nazi Anders Breivik, terror attacks by whites are portrayed as “inexplicable acts carried out by one or a few actors”.

Jeremy Corbyn’s plans get the stamp of approval from CWU union

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked the Tories’ immigration policies in a speech to the CWU union conference in Bournemouth on Monday. And he said Labour would welcome migrants.

Reports round-up - Dpac stages protests against Tory Universal Credit

Activists in Disabled People Against Cuts (Dpac) held a day of action against Universal Credit (UC) on Wednesday of last week.

Say no to new scheme to privatise NHS jobs in Leeds

Health workers in Leeds are fighting plans to outsource over 2,000 jobs to an arms-length company.

Battle launched for pay equality in media

Delegates at the NUJ journalists’ union conference have backed a national pay campaign against appalling inequality for women in the media.

Reports round-up: British Museum workers demand to be taken in-house

Workers at the British Museum protested on Wednesday of last week demanding bosses bring them in house after the collapse of outsourcing giant Carillion. Carillion’s collapse earlier this year left them with no guarantees for their jobs, conditions or future. The workers’ PCS union wants the British Museum to employ them directly.

Is the university pensions deal about to fall apart?

A deal reached by the UCU union and UUK bosses to end a series of strikes over pensions is potentially in chaos.

McDonald’s workers supersize their strike—and bosses are not loving it

Workers at five McDonald’s stores in England were set to strike on Tuesday of next week.

Acton High School workers out on strike

NEU union members at Acton High School in Ealing, west London, struck on Tuesday. The walkout follows a 24-hour strike last Thursday and a two-day strike last month.

Bromley workers win by the book

Workers in Bromley’s libraries have returned to work, after an indefinite strike over pay and outsourcing.

Care for 13,500 at risk as outsourcer faces collapse

Care for many elderly and vulnerable people has been thrown into chaos. Only a few months after the Carillion crash, another giant of outsourcing was on the brink of financial collapse at the start of this week.

Welsh Labour election sees right defy members

In another sign of how the Labour right still has influence, the left has failed to win the deputy leader of the Welsh Labour Party.

Corbyn to join TUC protest on 12 May

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced he will speak at the Trades Union Congress anti-austerity demonstration on Saturday 12 May in London.


International

‘Gestures won’t win,’ says French rail striker

Strikes continue against Emmanuel Macron, but they need to urgently accelerate, says Charlie Kimber

New injury trend for Palestinian victims of Israel as troops continue assault

Israeli soldiers killed four Palestinians, including a 14 year old boy, and wounded more than 150 others last Friday.

Anti-austerity fury in Greece ahead of strikes against free market reforms

Hospital workers, council workers and teachers across Greece were set to march and strike together on Wednesday this week.

Western bombs kill 40 Yemenis as Saudi Arabian-led attacks continue

At least 20 people were killed when an airstrike by the Saudi Arabian-led coalition hit a wedding party in northern Yemen last weekend.


Comment

Marx’s insights help us fight against oppression today

One of the greatest myths about the revolutionary Karl Marx is that he had nothing to say about why some people are oppressed.

Koreas are pawns in a much bigger game

Is Donald Trump about to have a “Nixon in China” moment? The signs are that his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may actually deliver a diplomatic success instead of descending into a disastrous war between the two countries.


Features

Labour & the state’s war drive

The establishment and the Labour right are most enraged by Jeremy Corbyn when he speaks against war, the links with the US and nuclear weapons. Nick Clark explains why

Join the protests against the Football Lads Alliance

Racists and fascists want to bring Islamophobia onto the streets of London and Manchester next month. Activists spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about why they’re joining the mobilisations to stop them


Reviews

Education farce is at its best when it’s at its least serious

Some important issues are glossed over in a new play. But that does not stop the gags and performances from landing home, writes?Sam Lorde

Kathe Kollwitz—powerful images of loss and struggle

KAthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)lived through some of the most turbulent years of the 20th century. They were years of great hope and terrible tragedy.


What We Think

Vote Labour on 3 May—but organise action too

Local elections across much of England on 3 May are a chance to deliver a verdict on Theresa May’s regime of racism, austerity and war.

Get ready to protest if Trump comes to Britain

Bigoted US president Donald Trump has been “pencilled” in to come to Britain on 14 July, according to the Daily Mail newspaper’s “sources”.


Other Categories

LETTERS - This Tory regime is racist to the very core of its politics

Theresa May deliberately created a racist “hostile environment” in order to discourage migrants and refugees coming to, or staying in, Britain.

The things they say

‘He wasn’t a racist in the crude sense’

The Troublemaker - was Lycamobile money laundered through the Tory party?

The government blocked a money laundering investigation into a firm that donated £2.2 million to the Tories.



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